Sunday, November 30, 2008

For the Record!

Well I do believe I've got something I need to note for the record today!! Are you ready? Do you want to know what I'm talking about? Well I guess you need to keep on reading then! It's about little Joshy, my not so tiny little boy who just turned 10 months old a few days ago! I was sweeping up in the bathroom tonight when he pulled up on my leg and then....took a step to the cabinet! I announced it but I'm not sure anyone believed me! Then maybe thirty minutes later I set him down on the ground(standing up) in front of his Daddy and he took about two and a half steps to him! It just looked like he could walk perfectly for a second! I was not expecting that quite yet! So for the record today was the day Joshy took his first steps!! It may be a bit before he is really walking, but he is definitely practicing!

Technical Issues

Well I was trying to change somethings on my layout and now can't seem to get any sort of background to work with my main column, not even a solid color! Any tips?
Anyways, I wanted to apologize for the current crazy look as I'm trying to get it all figured out! I may need professional help =)!
Updated: I figured it out, I'm still playing with everything and did give up on making it three columns, but I got most of my issues fixed! And hopefully by tomorrow I will have up a new Christmas header! Hopefully! It depends on if my kids cooperate for a picture! If you have several kids you know what I'm talking about, getting good shot of 4 kids is sometimes difficult, we may go for individual!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

I'm posting this slide show for my Dad's birthday ~ a day late~ but with all the same love! Happy Birthday!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving

Well with Thanksgiving coming up I wanted to talk about some of the things I'm thankful for of course! And if I don't start now I will probably be late, so better early than late!
I'm thankful that my husband went to get me a cherry coke and that we can laugh together and enjoy each other's company and that I know he loves me and wants the best for his family!
I'm thankful that I serve a merciful God that knows I need his mercy and willingly gives it to me!
And of course I'm thankful that His mercy endures forever (Psalm 136)!
I'm thankful that I can read the Bible where ever I want, in my home, in public or online, yes I'm thankful for an online Bible that I can search!
I'm thankful for my oldest child, who is still so innocent and full of joy!
I'm thankful for oldest son, who loves deeply and feels all things intensely!
I'm thankful for my middle son, who is not afraid to express himself!
I'm thankful for my youngest child, who is not yet walking or talking, yet strives to investigate all things and manages to let us know when he wants something!
I'm thankful for my two loving parents who have always been there for me!
I'm thankful for my sister who is always so thoughtful and caring!
I'm thankful for my grandparents (on my Mother's side) that live such a Godly example of life!
I'm thankful for my grandparents (on my Father's side) that they are with Jesus in heaven and I will see them again one day!
I'm thankful for my all of my relatives both through blood and marriage and that I have no enemies among them (but if I do let me know so I can fix that ;)!
I'm thankful for my loyal dog Lily!
I'm thankful that I have a house to live in, a car to drive around in, clothes to wear and food to eat.
I'm thankful that I can say sorry and ask forgiveness when I mess up (daily)!
I'm thankful that I started this post early and am now going to call it as finished as it will probably get before Thanksgiving and thence publish said post! And no I don't normally ever use the word thence, but for some reason it popped on the screen as I typed!
Praying that everyone has a wonderful, enjoyable, yummy, conflict free Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Not Me Monday


I'm definitely not starting this post on Saturday so I can have it ready to go for Monday morning! Because seriously if you knew me you know I don't do things early~ seriously! I also did not get excited that I had 6 comments on one of my posts this week, that would be silly, because you know getting comments is no big deal!
I'm not loving having my laptop out in the living room (instead of the old desktop in the bedroom) so that I can watch my kids and 'surf' at the same time. Because it's not like I work on the computer!
When I noticed it was getting dark out the other night I did not ask my older children to keep an eye on my baby so I could run out and do some yard work! And that yard work did not consist of picking up dog poop and my 3 yr old did not bring his magnadoodle along to keep track of how much poop I picked up, because seriously all of that would be irresponsible and crazy! Oh yeah and my baby didn't pound on his low level window in his room the whole time watching us, because that would have made me feel guilty for leaving him in there! And did I mention that we didn't have dinner late because I didn't do all of that!
And last night at 11 pm I didn't start to make chocolate chip cookies for my hubby and me just to realize I was out of baking soda! Because if that happened I wouldn't send my hubby to the store at 11pm for baking soda for cookies because that would be ridiculous and we didn't eat a plate full of them because you know I'm trying to lose weight!
And I most certainly didn't start typing this post early thinking I would be one of the earlier ones to post just to go see that over 60 people have already put their names in Mr. Linky!
And I'm NOT editing this because I didn't want to throw in that today my littlest guy is 10 months old! Ten months ago today I was not in serious and excruciating pain! And I was not looking for an excuse to show you all this picture I took the other day!


But I do most certainly want everybody to have a super blessed day today!
Go on over to MckMama's blog for some more great Not Me Monday posts!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Just for the Record

Just wanted to put it on record that tomorrow my baby will be 10 months old and he is now finally crawling up on his hands and knees ( as opposed to army crawling) and he is officially practicing standing alone and evening 'attempting' steps as he practices! Just had to put it down, for the record!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Children's Names!

So I was thinking to use 'false names' for children here since my blog is open for anybody to read. But I'm not happy with all of the names I have up now. And as my Mom pointed out Golem means fool or something similar....it is a pokemon character he likes but.....anyways........My point is that I will be changing them when I change my header after Thanksgiving! I've not figured out exactly what I will put. Sissy may be the only one to stay the same, since she is called that in real life by her three brothers (well two of them since one doesn't talk yet)! Or perhaps her's will change too. You just never know. I'm not very creative with words, so I will have to do some thinking. I'm wondering how many of 'you' use real names for your children?

Smallfry anyone?

If you don't know who Smallfry is you must go check out MckMama's blog right away! That way you won't miss her great contest for a new header(made by her) and some photography goodies! I was a lucky winner of one of her previous contests, maybe you could win this one!! And you will be blessed by visiting her blog, even if you don't win the contest! Have a blessed day today!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Check This Out

Look at some of the great stuff that Tami at Wee Ones Little Ones is giving away! Just visit her blog for details! I personally have my eye on that mei tai!!

A Thousand Words Thursday

Cheaper Than Therapy

I got this from Jen at Cheaper Than Therapy , I just stumbled upon someone else's page who had one and thought it was nice (and easy) idea! So thank you Jen!

This is a 'photo shoot' of Joshy gone bad or good, depending on how you look at things!








Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Not Me Monday!


I was going to write a post up last night for today and I got tired... If you don't know what Not Me Monday is head on over to MckMama's blog and check it out! I'm not good at remembering all the little details, but writing these makes me search my mind for some of the terrific and not so terrific moments of life!

There is absolutely no way I'm watching CSI at the same time I'm typing this, because I don't watch TV, and I definitely don't blog and watch shows I've recorded at the same time!

I definitely didn't ignore the fact that my boys were playing in their beds for an hour tonight after they laid down, because if I'd ignored that then they would think it was okay, so I didn't do that!

I went for a walk tonight, but I didn't take the baby because the sun was down and it was chilly so there is no way I would have bundled him up and taken him for a walk after dark, nope I would have left him inside with his Daddy.

I did not look in the fridge tonight and notice we have nothing left to drink but water. Nope because if I'd seen that I would have rushed to the store, so I didn't see that!

And I never think of great "Not Me Monday" ideas during the week and then completely forget them and therefore never write the really great ones! Okay, maybe I do!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

International Babywearing Week

Well International Babywearing week was actually last week, I had heard but it didn't dawn on me to make a post about it till last night..but I had to get a picture first! I like wearing my babies, I had been given a snugli (or similar) a try with my first 9 years ago, but didn't get far with that. For some reason when I was pregnant with my third child I found out a lot more about natural parenting ideas including babywearing, cloth diapering, and co-sleeping. That doesn't mean I do it all, all the time. But we babywear when it is convenient (I have a stroller too)! I have a hotsling(bounding blossoms) and a mei tai that I made. Here is a picture of us today at the park in my mei tai.
















And because I've had so much of little Joshy lately, let me try and find one of the rest of them...
Well this is the best for all four (or three) of them together I can do!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday I bought my little baby a push toy to walk behind from the consignment shop! I brought it home and he started practicing right away! Here is some 'footage' of the events as they happened!

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And just because I like it and like to share here is a picture of him the same day looking...well...you tell me!


And speaking of the very active one, he just woke up and is lounging on his Daddy on the couch, bottle in hand, watching some Ultimate Fighting!

I think it is time for me to sneak off to sleep!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Not me Monday!




Okay I absolutely did not almost forget it was not me Monday! And I haven't just not bothered to update my MckMama button on the side to the MckMiracle button. And last night when my husband asked me if I needed anything from the store, I didn't say "Yes, diapers! I'm tired of washing these cloth ones!" And I most certainly am not sick for the second time in about a month and feeling so tired that I've not cleaned the bathrooms in over a week (think two little boys). Oh yeah and did I mention that my kitchen is sparkling clean, because I would never let my kitchen get dirty! Oh but one thing is for sure, I'm going to jump off this computer and go straighten up before my hubby gets home from work, of course this isn't happening only because my children have no homework I need to help them with because there is no school tomorrow!
Did you get all that?

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Lil' Baby!

Well I still haven't gotten around to finishing up the Halloween pictures... see I need them back in their costumes for a few better shots, especially two of them....but anyhow I've got something else for you now! Joshua decided to do something new this morning! And I quickly grabbed the camera so you could see! This is video taken with a camera so there is no light and no sound. But you should be able to tell what he is doing! By the way he did 'this' a half a dozen times before I laid him down for his nap! And I thought he was trying to say 'Hi' too!

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And yes his shirt is on backwards due to his big brother putting it on him this morning and you did catch a glimpse of his butt due to his pants pulling at his big cloth diapered bottom! video

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick or Treat?

Which one do you prefer? I myself much prefer a treat, but a trick now and then is okay! Well I was going to post some pictures of our candy hunting adventures! But went I went to upload our pictures there were a bunch of pictures taken just today that I didn't know about! See I was off visiting my parents with the children and my sweet hubby was left to his own devices! So this is what he did!

He washed and waxed his car that he is so very proud of( isn't it shiny, you can see the clouds in it), but it doesn't stop there! He took pictures! In fact he took nine of them to be exact! And did you realize this is my trick for the night...I'm telling on him and making you wait another day(or two) to see our candy hunting adventures!